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Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in the line of duty since 1979, but today the flags haveeen put at half mast in honor of chris stevens. the u.s. ambassador and three other diplomats were killed in the raid. the white house is investigating whether the attacks were planned, and president obama has promised to bring the killers to justice. >> in the darkness and confusion, witnesses said the area was cordoned off by heavily armed men. the attack was linked with an american film the attackers then insulting the prophet mohammed. >> we have to stop this. stopping the film is our hope. >> by the morning the u.s. consulate in bengasi was in ruins, but this was not the first attack. in june the convoy was hit. no one was killed, and the un has also been targeted. the u.s. ambassador christopher stephens started his time as envoy to anti-gaddafi rebels. the libyan government said he was killed by old regime loyalists. they speculated the attack might have been to mark the anniversary of 9-11. >> there is no justification to this. the world must stand together to reject these acts. already many libyans have joined us in doing so, and
WETA
Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
havens, no-fly zones. >> turkey says that the u.s. is holding them back from exploring those options. there is a lot of double talk going on that is hard to understand. we will have to wait and see what the response of the white house's. everyone is trying to decide whether the policy will change or not. >> as some point governments will say this crisis has gone on for so long, so many people have been killed, that our policy of not intervening is under pressure. >> exactly, when you have 200 people a day killed it, very little intervention, a lack of basic human decency. . they do not understand why the assistance is not coming. this does not bode well for syria. >> the arguments for not intervening is because there's no coherent opposition. in your conversations comment did you get the sense that that is changing? >> yes, there is more structured to be rebel army. there are more military councils. there is more structure but not the kind of regular force. iran has arrived and they are supporting the creation of a regular forces for the regime. they have no problem with backing a re
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00pm PDT
authoritarian friends to rely on. >> i spoke to timothy, a former u.s. ambassador for india under the obama administration. it is a very robust defense of america's constitutional rights. how do you think it goes across the muslim world in the wake of this controversial one? >> he tried to do three things and i thought he was very effective. first, he talked about a very strong case for u.s. leadership in the world. he condemned the violence and also made the case for free speech and what that means in the world. secondly, he talked about the advancement of democracy. how that is founded on principles. and thirdly, i thought he talked very effectively to a domestic audience, a litany of achievements that he has obtained in his foreign policy, thereby strengthening his record there. contrasting what governor romney might do or what he might not do. >> as a candidate in the days of the berlin speech, he talked about the need to tear down the wall between christians and jews and muslims. but that was as high as ever. >> as ambassador to india for a few years, you see a lot of good things in th
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
is used to humiliate and the grade. neither they nor the u.s. have so far made allegations of rape against the rebel side. we have talked with victims of rape and the people who have given the medical help. what is clear is that sexual violence is taking place across syria and is being directed at women and men. >> they hit you. >> these young men were arrested in damascus after taking part in demonstrations against the regime. this.aid please don't do please don't do this. nobody listened to me. you want to have freedom? this this for freedom. and then the officer and the security, they are just laughing. i was alone. >> would follow this allegation of abuse across the region, here to easton told. -- here to istanbul. the young man recently defected to the opposition. he said there was rape and other centers. let me quote to you what a former detainee at your facility said. they work raping me. they were like animals. that is from a detainee at the center you ran. >> that is not true when it comes to the time that i was there. that is absolutely untrue. and if it were true, they could con
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Sep 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the u.s. embassy. it is the target because the anti-muslim foam they hate so much was produced in america. the anger about the film is still a driving force. in cairo, other grievances have been grafted onto its. this is about a lot more now than the film and america. it is more about the fractures in society. since the revolution, those have been getting wider. in khartoum, protesters broke into the u.s. embassy in the german embassy. the film appalls plenty of people. but what is happening is tapping into assumptions that the west is against them. later they attacked the british embassy and moved on to the u.s. compound. in tunis, at least two demonstrators were killed as the u.s. embassy was stormed. later, the american center was burned down. in tunisia, salafists are agitating against more moderate political islamists who won the majority in the election. the city is a stronghold of sunni political islamist. and the protests have spread beyond the arab countries to bangladesh. 1 fell on the internet is deepening anti-western feeling -- one film on the internet is deepening
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Sep 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
over a movie they say is anti- islamic. and victory at the u.s. open. those at home are inspired. the crux of was proud of him winning. -- >> i was proud of them winning. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also of around the globe how do you plan a political transition in the world's most populous transition if the future leaders simply goes missing? that is what happened in china out where he has failed to show up for a string of key meetings. this political mystery only adds to china's economic uncertainty. today, the current premier wen jiabao out said the chinese economy is still strong. members tell a different story. -- the numbers tell a different story. >> today, taking his final bout before business bosses around the world. soon, went about will make way for a new generation of communist leaders. will make way for a new generation of communist leaders. >> the chinese ship will sail fast and steadily and reached the shore of a brighter future. >> in the past decade, china's economy grew more than 10% per year. and over 100 million jobs were created. and in th
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Sep 13, 2012 4:00pm PDT
," reporting from washington. the u.s. embassy in sanaa is under attack as protests spread to the middle east. the afghan army is making progress, but the government is not. can it survive when nato forces leave? his footsteps won the space race. today, hundreds gathered to pay a final tribute to astronaut neil armstrong. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. u.s. warships are sailing to the coast of libya following the coast -- the death of the american ambassador. american embassies around the world are ramping up security. in yemen, those measures might be too late. protesters in the yemeni capital reached the embassy walls today. it is continuing fallout of a film produced in america that muslims see as an insult to the prophet muhammed. from the libyan capital, tripoli, are middle east editor now reports. >> the american embassy in, yemen's capital -- in sanaa, mn's capital, is heavily fortified. the anger spreading across the region about the anti-muslim film is deepened by the belief that somehow that america and its western friends would do damage to i
WETA
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
clinton tonight in charlotte. my guess is we'll get a great rendition of how good things were in the 1990s but we're not going to hear much about how things have been in the last four years. >> holman: meanwhile republican presidential nominee mitt romney continued debate preparations at a private home in vermont. however he took a quick trip to an appliance store in nearby lebanon, new hampshire, where he spoke with supporters about the needs of small business. wall street hesitated today, after a profit warning from the shipping giant fed-ex. the company said it's being hurt by a slowdown in business-- the latest sign that the global economy is dialing back. that was enough to keep stocks in check. the dow jones industrial average gained 11 points to close at 13,047. the nasdaq fell five points to close at 3,069. the passage of hurricane isaac has exposed oil from the 2010 spill, along the louisiana and alabama coastline. b.p. acknowledged today that the oily tar came from its record- breaking leak at a gulf well site. the tar balls and mats had been buried under sand since then, but re-
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Sep 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in beirut. he said the u.s. must understand there would be dangerous consequences if the complete film is broadcast. in kabul, 1000 afghans held violent protests, burning cars and tires and shooting at police. in indonesia, hundreds of protesters threw bombs and rocks outside the american embassy in jakarta. with tensions flaring, foreign policies are suddenly being brought to the forefront of the u.s. presidential campaign. for more on international and domestic concerns, i spoke a brief time ago with washington post associate editor bob woodward, author of the new book "the price of politics." following this controversial film about islam, known the president has to do, what is going through his mind as he weighs the response of the administration? >> what can be done about it that is effective? you try to contain them, you try to mollify them as much as you can, but there is not a whole lot, quite frankly. >> in your book, you reflect on the white house's obsession with the campaign and when -- winning the messaging more. how do you see this latest event playing into the presidentia
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Sep 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
gathered in this area, attempting to reach the u.s. embassy just up the road. >> a battle raged. for many, the attack on their prophet is intolerable. they are willing to risk life and limb to make their point. the interior minister defended the government's decision to make it a public holiday, saying it reduced the numbers on the streets. >> imagine if school were open, jobs were open. who could have handled it? at least the police only have one occupation, to handle all these protesters. >> many may say that decision backfired badly, feeding the unrest. by early evening, police were still blocking be road to the u.s. embassy. bbc news >> for more on this continued violence in america's response, in joined from the state department's, the dean of the johns hopkins school of international studies. we heard orla saying many take these cartoons from france, this film as an insult to the profit mohammad. is that what this is about? or is there more anti-western feeling behind these riots. >> there is anti-western feeling in pakistan in particular. there has been anti-american feeling. we fo
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Sep 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
u.s. control. >> america may be reluctant to hand over senior taliban commanders, they are the very key who may hold it -- group that may hold the key to lasting peace. >> kofi annan tell us why he took on the daunting role of the u.n. on void assyria. >> i did my best. >> keeping score in fenway park. carrying on a baseball tradition for 20 years. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the world. tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks which changed america and led to the invasion of afghanistan. more than a decade later, the notorious bagram prison which holds thousands of taliban prisoners and foreign suspects was handed over. the prisoners are still under american control. we report now from kabul. >> this was supposed to mark a moment of national pride and a marker on the road to afghans sovereignty. the official handover of bagram prison. while it hundreds have been transferred, hundreds more remain in the hands of u.s. military. >> we want to show the international community that human rights will be observed. i trust that they will do their job a
PBS
Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm EDT
for the u.s. campaign. tonight, the democratic party -- party begins a charm offensive. mark marquel begins our coverage from charlotte, north carolina. ♪ the democrats are partying at their convention opened, but not too hard. a lot of voters feel let down by the economy and let down by the -- by obama. others are arguing it would be far worse without him, telling audiences in swing states that it would have been a disaster. >> and my opponent had the chance to offer his secret sauce. he did not offer a single new idea. it was just the retread of the same old pots -- policy that has been sticking it to the middle class for years. >> in charlotte, they are determined to sign up every last roeder. polls have every indication that obama will win, but it is pretty much neck-and-neck. even some democrats feel the president has not lived up to their expectations. obama -- >> obama may have done right or not, but if we go republican, we will go back four years and not roger that is any -- where anyone wants to go. >> i'm not sure obama has been with to communicate clearly to the american people
WETA
Sep 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
into a u.s. government vehicle. at least two people were killed in the northwestern city. to americans were among the injured. hillary clinton has condemned the bombing and urged the world to stand against such an act of violence. i spoke a brief time ago with the former u.s. state department spokesperson. >> successful attacks against american targets have been relatively rare. how significant is this development? >> we don't quite know who was responsible and what their target was. there have been attacked before. the trouble areas where many extra mr. elements are located. there have been significant security improvements in recent years. one possibility is a wanted to attack the consul itself at this was a fall back attack. >> of the u.s. put billions of dollars of aid in the pakistan every year. how do you think that this incident will play until that dynamic? >> there is a war going on between various extremist elements. this is a manifestation of that ongoing conflict. the united states has been attacking these elements steadily in recent years through the use of drums and the elemen
WETA
Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of the fighting. >> for moron the policy, i spoke with the u.s. ambassador to nato. >> if american troops cannot rely on afghan soldiers not to shoot them, has policy failed? >> this is a critical point where we need to protect soldiers and focus on the strategy looking forward. right now it has been a transition to afghan leadership. it requires the international forces to be working in lockstep. if we cannot count on that, you really have to ask yourself, is this strategy working? by setting a deadline and signaling to the taliban we will be living, -- leaving, that has been giving them certainty. i think the afghan security forces are patriotic in trying to defend their country. but the fact that the taliban is using these kind of attacks is having an impact. it calls into question what happens when we do withdraw. >> you think the deadline is involving the taliban. >> i think it has. they can see they know the international forces are going to be gone. can they intimidate the local forces in such a way they can have a return to power? >> there is no going back. >> it is difficult. we have to
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Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, then military strength, preferably by the u.s. >> [indiscernible] >> this is the key. president obama is running for reelection. he understands that the last thing he needs is more uncertainty. oil prices could quadruple. plunging markets, more americans dying in afghanistan as a consequence of iran in troublemaker in -- troublemaking. as of right now, he does not accept the notion that this is a war of necessity. israel believes so, but no one else in the international community right now believes it. >> could there be a difference path for iran? >> i do not know. i suspect the intelligence agencies and the pentagon will provide cautionary tales and lay out their risks of what a unilateral american military strike would be like. this is not a 2012 issue. this will be joined sometime. the prime minister actually stated it -- >> next summer. >> yes. and he has compromised credibility and deterrent capacity because the truth is, no one is going to strike iran most likely until any time next spring. what good is a red line if you do not enforce it? >> just to move on, harsh words from the palestini
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
are securing our homeland or spending taxpayer dollars on defense those ought to be supporting u.s. jobs. wisconsin builds ships. we are on the great lakes. wisconsin@).s"s engines and components for naval ships, coast guardships we need buy america policies also. >> you are supporting higher tariffs on boats, ships and steel you have a more aggressive trade policy that makes it harder to import things is the way to create jobs here? >> no, when there's cheating going on it needs to be corrected. because if we don't have a level playing field how can we compete? you have billions of dollars of subsidies being given to what they are claiming is free enterprise in china. that is not a level playing field. it's hurting wisconsin jobs and closing wisconsin plants. it's happening elsewhere in the country. we need a level playing field. >> farmers in wisconsin export to china do they agree with you? >> i don't think they have any problems in tariffs on paper products. >> i am asking if they are afraid that china will slap on their products? >> we need fair rules and we need to be tougher in th
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Sep 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of attacks in afghanistan like this one a year ago. it means the haqqani group could become subject to u.s. financial sanctions. the icecaps are melting in the polar north but the impact could be felt around the world. scientists say that dramatic changes are underway but could affect whether globally. the area has lost record amounts of ice and the melting is expected to accelerate. david is on the island to keep inside the arctic circle. >> i join you from the arctic island and behind me, and 800 miles to the north is the north pole and a few carry-on past that, you come to alaska, the ad states is one of many countries with a direct stake in what is happening in the arctic. let me show you the scene behind league. you expect that at this time of year, the peak of the melt season. there is snow on the mountainside in the distance. but what scientists are concerned about is the rate of melting out in the ocean. it has left them stunned. >> a journey through a frozen ocean transformed into slush. this is the arctic where temperatures are rising and the ice is stirring. we approached the ai
WETA
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in an interview with "u.s.a. today." he said his republican opponent created what he calls a fictional barack obama in features and adds. >> under obama's plan we wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to train for a job. they'll just send you your welfare check. >> reporter: the president said tomorrow he'll be... vice president joe biden arrived in the convention city this afternoon. on the republican side, vice presidential nominee joe biden campaigned in ohio charging the president has been a failure. >> ... >> you can't look atta t data, you can't look at the suffering families or the jobs lost or the death crisis over our economy and say we're better off than we were four years ago. as a matter of fact, president obama's record is worse than jimmy carter's record. (laughter) >> sreenivasan: the man at the top of the g.o.p. ticket, mitt romney, spent the day in vermont preparing for the fall debate. back in charlotte, the democratic national convention officially kicked off late this afternoon. >> this is the democratic national convention will now come to order! (cheers and applause) >
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Sep 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT
's who have been coopted by the regime over the unnis -- including s who have been coopted by the regime over the years. whoever wins over the silent majority will eventually win this civil war. >> do you think president assad would ever take refuge in another country if things got too bad? >> only if there is no other choice. i really believe that he and his supporters, especially his in the circle -- his inner circle, will sink or swim together. >> fascinatingly, you reveal how president assad was actually an accidental president. it was meant to be his brother. >> absolutely. he was not groomed to be his brother, which is why we thought he might be different from someone in whom we had high hopes could reform the system -- might be different, someone in whom we had high hopes could reform the system. unfortunately, rather than him changing the authoritarian system, as many hoped, the system changed him. >> how do you see this ending? >> i see a protracted stalemate, and what i call the 11 -- the lebanonization of the country. >> thank you for joining us. now to afghanistan. in the aft
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
is making a million-dollar business from his life at the beach. venezuela' s president is running for president. he still wants to extend his 14 year rule but this time he faces a candidate from the united opposition that was causing problems. >> reaping the benefits of hugo social rosa's -- revolution in the capital. using the oil revenue, the government subsidizes food and offers the country's poor health care and education. life has changed for everyone says the president came into power. there has been a complete turnaround. we're trying to do everything so it can continue like this. >> he enjoys a cult status among his supporters. a charismatic public speaker with a common touch, he comes off as a champion of the port. but his battle with cancer highlighted how much the success of the ruling socialist party relies on one man. >> were he to suffer ill health again, with no obvious successor, doubts could affect the collection. >> he is also facing competition from this man. the young lawyer says he will -- he is standing as a candidate for a coalition of 30 political parties.
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
mean it's just like the romney campaign is striving to get into the 30's or upper 30's in the latino votes hoping to make a dent. so the other side of that judy, the white male vote which the democrats have to a percentage of. they can't write it off or somehow disregard it. >> ifill: we just heard just leaving the statement right now is the mayor of charlotte, anthony quinn of the host city but now we're going to go to the floor and listen to senate majority leader, harry reid of nevada.çç [crowd cheering] >> my name is harry reid. [crowd cheering] >> majority leader of the united states senate. i'm the senator from sensual --h light, nevada it's my pleasure to speak about barack obama a man who has brought character to the presidency. his strength of character leads him to do the right thing even when it isn't the easy thing. some studies shouldn't save detroit but president obama made the stuff and right call to save more than a million american jobs in an important iconic industry. [crowd cheering] some studies should move heaven and earth to get bin laden but president obam
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